Sunday Book Club: Genre Love

November 13, 2016 Sunday Book Club 31

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A blessed Sunday morning to you, my friends! I hope you’re able to sense God’s presence today in very personal-to-you ways.

A week or so ago, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Pepper Basham on The Writer’s Alley and in one of the comments Gabrielle Meyer asked me, “I know you love all genres, but if you could only read one genre for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

Whoa. Stop the presses.

ONE genre? For the rest of my life?

Actually, that’s a fairly easy answer for me – romantic suspense. Because not only is it my favorite genre but it also comes in historical and contemporary 😀 There is method to my madness, you see 😉

What about you? If YOU could only read one genre for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Carrie

31 Responses to “Sunday Book Club: Genre Love”

  1. Gabrielle Meyer

    Sneaky answer! 🙂 I would go with historical romance. Before I started pursuing publication, I used to read two to three books a week for years. And in my adult life I could have counted the contemporary books I read on my right hand. Now that I personally know contemporary authors, I’ve read more than I can count and I’ve enjoyed them, but my heart remains a historical romance purist. 🙂 Thank you for answering my question!

    • Carrie

      I always thought I enjoyed contemporary romance more but my shelves are brimming with historical. And historical romances tend to be the ones I cherish in my heart the longest.

  2. Rachel Dixon

    I have to agree with Gabe, Historical Romance is my “forever genre”. I have been reading much more contemporary recently and truly enjoy it…but I’m a history nerd at heart haha!

  3. Andrea Stephens

    I would have to say Historical Romance! Though I am reading more contemporary these days, thanks to a certain someone 😉

  4. Janice Moore

    I agree – Christian romantic suspense is my favorite!

  5. Jill Hoke

    Historical fiction. I can read books set from the beginning of time til the 50’s. Not to mention all the subgenre.

  6. Winnie Thomas

    I’m going to give a broad answer and just say romance, because–historical, contemporary, suspense, mystery–I enjoy them all. I want to be all-inclusive so none of them feel left out.

  7. Beckie B.

    I’d have to go with mystery/suspense if I had to choose just one genre. Thankfully, though, I don’t live in your hypothetical world! 😉

  8. Ruth Logan Herne

    Romance… historical and contemporary and (GASP!!!) fantasy/sci fi….

    I love throwing some mythology into a story and if you add God into that mix, it’s like Star Wars on faith-filled ‘roids!

    🙂

    And I love this discussion!!!!!

    • Carrie

      haha! Fantasy/sci-fi isn’t my typical cup of hot chocolate BUT i am finding more and more authors in that genre that I do really love. And Ruthy – if YOU wrote a fantasy/sci-fi novel I would totally read it!

  9. Michelle Connell

    It would have to be some sort of mystery/suspense or wholesome thriller. But thankfully I don’t have to limit myself in real life!

    • Carrie

      right? I’m so glad I DON’T have to make that decision!! lol

  10. Amy @ Pages of Starlight

    I think I’d go a little crazy if I could only read one genre for the rest of my life. And not the good kind of crazy, either. The walking around talking to myself (more than I already do) kind of crazy. However much I love spreading my genre wings though, it’s an easy question for me to answer. Fantasy. Fantasy has been my favorite genre for about half my life and I don’t truly see that ever changing. (Even if I would miss out on some awesome books!)